Letters

  The Friends of Leavenworth affirm the cautionary tale of “Killing the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs” that Bill Forhan mentioned in his August 29th editorial. Our concern is that growing our tourism industry over and above what our infrastructure can handle will end up squashing that Goose under...
  Over the last two years, I have watched unmitigated growth adversely affect my neighborhood and community. Although I have attended literally dozens of city council and planning commission meetings, it was not until the Adventure Park issue came to the forefront that I began to see community...
  I am writing about the traffic during the Christmas Lighting Festivals. We live here, and enjoy the town with all its lights.  However, we have experienced, this last year, the difficulty of traveling out of town, or trying to get back into town at the time the lights go on, and after. It is...
  Recently it was reported in the “Echo” that there is talk of putting in an “Adventure Park” on the corner of Hwy 2 & Icicle. It is my belief that we are looking at huge traffic & pedestrian problem that will only get worse if the park is built. This park would be much too close to the...
  Your article in the July 25 Echo on Leavenworth Tourism was very well researched and articulately written.  Has anyone thought about requiring all buses (including the school buses supporting the Christmas train) to park at High School and/or Middle School? Thanks for your thoughtful approach to...
  In regards to the article concerning the impact of tourism I take issue with several of the positions posted by the Leavenworth City Council. We live on North Rd., so outside of city limits. We have lived here now for ten years. The council’s position that there weren’t more tourists just poor...
  I’m writing to convey my excitement and unequivocal support for Dr. Kim Schrier for Congressperson of Washington’s 8th Congressional District. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have had her as our pediatrician for over ten years. Over the course of her campaign, listening to her debate...
  Creating tourist demand can be a positive marketing scheme that leads to healthy growth of a community, but over-promotion and over-development threaten the quality of life in the upper Wenatchee Valley. We believe Leavenworth is about to reach that tipping point – in which our charming village...
  The art of Journalism is more than just writing words on a page. It’s necessary sunshine on the public process. It’s the alchemy of spinning the straw of breathtakingly dull yet important policy debates into the gold of easily understandable explanations. It’s asking questions that are as...
  “Freedom at Last” as three teachers were enjoying their coffee in Wenatchee shouted when the Supreme Court ruling concerning compulsory union WEA and agency dues was considered a violation of the First Amendment. This decision directly affects every teacher and employee who belongs to the WEA. No...

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